LSU Tigers vs VCU Rams 11/13/2019 Picks, Odds and Previews
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LSU Tigers vs VCU Rams 11/13/2019 – The LSU Tigers are to visit the VCU rams at the Stuart Siegel Center in Richmond. Virginia this Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 pm ET. The Tigers own a 1-0 record and will look to replicate their strong start. On the other hand, the Rams hold home floor advantage and will look to extend their 2-0 start in the season. NCAA Basketball Games Today Odds have the Rams prevailing over the Tigers in this game.
LSU Tigers vs VCU Rams 11/13/2019
The LSU Tigers defeated the Bowling Green Falcons for their first game of the season, 88-79. Ja’Vonte Smart had an all-around game with 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists, a steal and three three-pointers. Emmit Williams also had 21 points of his own together with seven rebounds. Smart and Williams showed that they are the leaders of the team while Skylar Mays proved to be a good third option for the team as he had 18 points and eight rebounds. Darius Days and Trendon Watford also provided by scoring in double digits but it was a good sign for the Tigers coaching staff seeing seven LSU players having at least seven boards each.
Players to watch: J. Smart (21 PPG, 8 RPG, 5 APG, 1 SPG), E. Williams 21 PPG, 7 RPG, 1 APG, 1 SPG 1 BPG), S. Mays (18 PPG, 8 PPG, 3 APG, 1 SPG, 1 BPG)
The Rams closed out both of their wins in a tightly contested matchup. Giving them the edge on the team’s chemistry when it comes to closing games. Against St. Francis, it was Marcus Santos Salva who had a monster game with 21 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block. De’Riante Jenkins added 16 points, four rebounds and two assists. But against North Texas, Santos-Salva just had 3 points and seven boards. It was De’riante Jenkins and Marcus Evans that carried the team in a low scoring affair. Heading into this game against LSU, they own the home-court advantage and they will take all opportunities to push for a three-game winning streak.
Players to Watch: D. Jenkins (14 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2 APG, 2 SPG), M. Evans (12.5 PPG, 2 RPG, 2.5 APG, M. Santos-Salva (12 PPG, 12.5 RPG, 3 APG, 1.5 SPG, 1 BPG)
LSU Tigers vs VCU Rams Betting Predictions
Tigers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
LSU Tigers vs VCU Rams Betting Picks
The LSU Tigers are coming in this game as underdogs against the VCU Rams. Ja’Vonte Smart should provide for his team but the key is his teammates if they are going to follow his lead. If that happens, the Tigers may pull the road win against LSU. On the other hand, LSU is predicted by NCAAB Point Spread Picks to win especially having the home-court advantage. It is a question if Marcus Santos-Salva can produce another high double-double and make his game more consistent. The good thing is he has good support from Jenkins and Evans in case his game will be subpar.
Spread: VCU is given the -1.5 in this match against LSU. On the other side, Tigers are at +1.5
Total: Both teams are given the 142.5 with Rams going under while LSU is over.
Score Prediction: 72-70, Rams.